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Category Archive for 'Theocracy'

And after they accomplish this, they can work on forcing women to dress like the Mormon fundamentalists in “Big Love”! Talk about a winning issue! But let’s not miss the main point here: Extremists have been very effective is passing legislation that was unthinkable 30 years ago: For years, social conservatives have been fighting to […]

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You’re shocked, right? When Obamacare compelled businesses to include emergency contraception in employee health care plans, Hobby Lobby, a national chain of craft stores, fought the law all the way to the Supreme Court. The Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, the company’s owners argued, forced them to violate their religious beliefs. But while it was suing […]

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I’m pretty sure the Texas wingnuts weren’t counting on this: SAN ANTONIO (March 25, 2014) Planned Parenthood says it will build a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that meets all of the strict new abortion standards adopted last year by Texas lawmakers. Planned Parenthood South Texas President and CEO Jeffrey Hons said at […]

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No, really: Outside of the Supreme Court case, little has been reported about Hobby Lobby’s political ties. The company is owned privately by the Green family and generates more than $3 billion per year in revenue from its 602 stores. The family proudly promotes its philanthropy to churches, ministries and Christian community centers, dedicating half […]

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Justice Kennedy

Thinks Hobby Lobby is an abortion case, and that’s bad news. That means even if employers are wrong when they think birth control creates an abortion, the facts don’t matter. Bookmark It

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Live blog here of the arguments before SCOTUS in the case where Hobby Lobby insists the company should be able to exempt itself from birth control coverage for its employees. As you can imagine, the implications are enormous. For instance, if you go to work for a Jehovah’s Witness, should they pay for blood transfusions? […]

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Purity balls are just disgusting. Where to begin? You start telling little girls their only real value is in their “purity,” and not their character. That Daddy always knows best, and let’s not soil our souls with any of that autonomy nonsense. That hymens are the most (the only) valuable thing girls have to offer. […]

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Here we go again: Arguments in front of the Supreme Court start next week in the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby is suing for a religious exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring that employer-provided health insurance cover contraception. Most of the coverage of the case has focused on Hobby Lobby’s […]

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This Salon piece reminds me of what nuns used to say: “The boys will try, and it’s your job to stop them.” Guess that’s why so many of my classmates got knocked up — they were slacking on the job. Is it really so very difficult for a father to accept that his teenaged daughter […]

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Shocking

I mean, not really. And of course I’m not surprised that the U.S. won’t release the info: New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact […]

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